It’s 9 PM and you’re exhausted after a busy work and parenting day. Lately, it’s been getting harder to get the kids to sleep on time and you feel like your partner isn’t helping you the way you’d like. You’re feeling stressed, unsupported and angry. It can be tough to shift our way of communicating because […]
By Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. When someone is struggling, we might be at a loss for how to help. We want to reach out. But we’re worried we’ll do or say the wrong thing. So we don’t do anything. Or maybe we have a track record of saying or doing the wrong things. Either way, the […]
How do I get my kids to get along? This question never goes out of style. Check out this blog I wrote in DCMetroMom to learn why telling your kids to “get along” or getting mad at them when they fight does not teach them much. When parents jump in and try to intervene, siblings can miss out on learning some valuable life lessons. Read on to learn more about what can really help.
Transitions happen all the time. Schools out. Summer’s here. Vacations, camp, back-to-school, moving, sleep schedules, birthdays, illness. All of these shifts can throw a person off kilter. Trying to get back to center where equanimity reigns can feel like an uphill battle. So many of us instinctively push away our strong feelings because they seem […]